GGH 140 Economic Geography
S1T 2011 DL
Whitney, Damian M.
B.A. GeographyM.A. Geography
January, 10, 2011 - March, 6, 2011
by Frederick P. Stutz and Barney
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Educational Philosophy: Interaction is a big part of this course. Students will learn to apply critical thought to the subject matter through discussion and analysis of current events as well as the text and lecture material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Multiple Homework assignments
· Multiple lecture exams (objective and subjective)
I will post a couple of discussion questions for every week.
Note that many of these are not made to produce a specific answer, so there is
no right or wrong answers per say. In many cases, I just want you to exercise
some critical thinking on some of the issues presented in the questions. There
are two requirements regarding discussion questions that I want you to keep in
mind. 1, In addition to answering all the questions, I want to respond
to at least one answer that some one else has posted. You may agree, add on to
their argument or offer a rebuttal. 2, Anytime you write on the
discussion board (whether it be responding or answering a question) keep it civil
and professional! If I have to remind you about inappropriate or discourteous
comments, it means you have lost points!
Every week there will be a discussion thread for you to post
an article and then a paragraph or so about why you think it is important or
relevant. Articles should be relevant to the general subject matter we cover in
the course and they should also not be too long. See the assignment description
under Weekly Articles for more details.
You will have 3 quizzes, each worth 10 points. These will
take place at the end of the 2nd, 4th and 6th
week. You may do these whenever you have completed taking notes on the
There will be a research assignment (minimum of 4 pages).
You will have until the end of week 7 to complete it and send it to me. I will
post full instructions and details about the research paper on the class site.
There will be a small writing assignment for week 8. This
contains two steps, an online quiz and a short discussion thread. See the
ecofoot assignment description under week 8 for more info.
40 total pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late material will not be accepted. If you have an issue with the schedule that needs to be addressed, please let me know IN ADVANCE.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
-I expect you to conduct yourselves courteously and
professionally. This includes weekly discussion questions in which you may post
agreements or refutations of your classmate’s posts. If I have to remind you to
keep it courteous, it means I have docked you points. Having to remind you more than once will result in further disciplinary action.
Note; although they are not posted here, there will be
discussion questions every week.
-Read intro to Economic Geography lecture
-Answer discussion questions
-Read Economic Sectors lecture
-Take Quiz #1
-Read Uneven Development lecture
-Read Migration and Informal Sector lectures
-Deadline for submitting research paper topic
-Take Quiz #2
-Read Globalization and regionalism lecture
-Read Population lecture part 1
-Take Quiz #3
-Read Population lecture part 2
-Research paper Due by end of week
-Read Global economy and the environment lecture
-Post Ecofoot quiz and answer ecofoot discussion questions.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
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